Missing witness signatures and outstanding ballots pile up at Roanoke Registrar’s Office

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — As of Saturday evening, early voting is officially over in Virginia and the General Election is just a few days away.

The Registrar’s Office for the City of Roanoke currently has about 900 outstanding ballots while almost 100 ballots are missing a witness signature. The Director of Elections says now is the time to take action.

“It’s imperative to get it in case anything might happen the day of or anything. I don’t want any excuses that might impair my ability to get my vote out,” said early-voter Monica Cabblar.

It may be too late for early voting, but you can still make sure your vote is sent in if you don’t plan on voting in person.

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According to Director of Elections Andrew Cochran, “If you have a ballot that you haven’t sent back, drop it off at our office. Or on Election Day, in the drop boxes please.”

If you received a notice about missing a witness signature, the registrar’s office can help.

“If they get the message and they come in, they can have one of the people here witness them signing again on that,” said Cochran.

(Photo: Amanda Lee/WFXR News)

If you do plan on voting in person, the registrar’s office stresses that you need two forms of identification, including a valid I.D. and something showing your legal name and address, like a bill or statement. Your voter confirmation notice can also serve as a form of identification.

The Registrar’s Office in Roanoke saw nearly 8,000 people stop in for early voting. So far, the office has processed 2,600 absentee ballots.

If you are mailing your ballot, it needs to be postmarked by Tuesday, Nov. 2 and received by noon on Friday, Nov. 5. For more information about voting in Virginia on Election Day, follow this link.

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